Vita

As a child, always with the question of ancestry and homeland faced, I named the world as my home. On many trips I experienced with most senses the unlimited variations of working society concepts and started to compare them with my motherland Germany. I’m really happy here, but I also enjoy being in other countries and energy fields. In particular, the10th-15th Degree of latitude on both sides of the equator, with it’s climate and cultural and natural conditions always attracts me.

Many of my musical and linguistic inspirations originated in the tropics or in connection with their inhabitants. I’m so grateful for all the cultural wealth that revealed to me. My musical instruments envolved from voice (and recorder, violin, guitar) to drums and percussion and at present the pentatonic harp (Kamalen Ngoni – bridge harp from Wasoulon). Scintillating joy in singing, the earthiness of the drums, but also meditative dreamy sounds are now part of my range.

What has influenced my expression:

Discography:
Alfagamabetizando - Carlinhos Brown;
Chorando baixinho- Um encontro historico (Kuarup discos);
Clandestino - Mano Chao;
DanÇa das cabeÇas – Nana Vasconcellos (LP);
Dengo – Soungalo Coulibaly (Espace 2);
En Mana Kuoyo – Ayub Ogada (Real world);
Good news from Africa - Dollar Brand Duo (Enja, LP);
In the heart of the moon - Ali Farka Touré + Toumani Diabaté (World circuit);
Jah Victory – Alpha Blondy;
Kölnkonzert - Keith Jarett (LP);
Live – Adama Dramé et le foliba (Playa Sound);
Lust auf Leben – Monika Maria Wunram (Kamasha Verlag);
Music of the rainforest – Pygmies (Lyrichord stereo, LP);
My Fair Lady (LP);
Ohrenschmaus – Ougenweide (Polydor, LP);
Par Guem et Zaka Percussion;
Quarteto Negro (Kuarup discos);
Sya – Etoile Maheda (La petite case);
The Best of Alex Konadu – A. Konadu (Kasette);
Valsa brasileira – Zizi Possi (Velas);
Veena Music from South India - Dr. Subramanyan (LP);
Welthören – Hans- Jürgen Schnitthenner;

Bibliography:
Atlas der Globalisierung - Le monde diplomatique (taz Verlag);
Aus eigener Kraft – Johanna Paungger/Thomas Poppe (Goldmann Verlag);
David- Im Dialog mit der geistigen Welt – Inge Hubner/ Brigitte Kapretz (Books on demand GmbH);
Der Prophet – Kahlil Gibran (Patmos Verlag);
Der Weg des Schamanen - Michael Harner (Ansata Verlag);
Die Erde wandelt sich – Marko Pogačnik (Knaur Verlag);
Die Lehren des Don Juan, u. a. – Carlos Castaneda (Fischer Verlag);
Die Magische Trommel – Mickey Hart (Goldmann Verlag);
Die Oktave –H. Cousto (Konstanze Freihold GmbH);
Ich höre- also bin ich – J.-E. Berendt (Goldmann Verlag);
In Resonanz – Jasmuheen (Koha Verlag);
Kora Kosi- Die Musik Afrikas – Monique Brandily (Palmyra Verlag);
Licht Arbeit – Barbara Ann Brennan (Goldmann Verlag);
Mutige Seelen – Robert Schwartz (Ansata Verlag);
Opfer und Ekstase – Gary Doore (Hrsg., BauerVerlag);
Tanz Trance Transformation – Kaye Hoffmann (Dianus- Trikont Verlag);
Vom Geiste Afrikas – Malidoma Patrice Somé (Diederichs Gelbe Reihe);
Wasserkristalle – Masaru Emoto (Koha Verlag)….